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Definition of "supply" []

  • To make available for use; provide. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish or equip with: supplied sheets for every bed. (verb-transitive)
  • To fill sufficiently; satisfy: supply a need. (verb-transitive)
  • To make up for (a deficiency, for example); compensate for. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve temporarily as a substitute in (a church, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish with something that is required (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make available or provide (something that is desired or lacking) (verb)
  • To provide for adequately; make good; satisfy (verb)
  • To serve as a substitute, usually temporary, in (another's position, etc) (verb)
  • To fill (a vacancy, position, etc) (verb)
  • The act of providing or something that is provided (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An amount available for use; stock (noun)
  • Food, equipment, etc, needed for a campaign or trip (noun)
  • Willingness and ability to offer goods and services for sale (noun)
  • The amount of a commodity that producers are willing and able to offer for sale at a specified price (noun)
  • The management and disposal of food and equipment (noun)
  • A grant of money voted by a legislature for government expenses, esp those not covered by other revenues (noun)
  • (in Parliament and similar legislatures) the money voted annually for the expenses of the civil service and armed forces (noun)
  • A person who acts as a temporary substitute (noun)
  • A source of electrical energy, gas, etc (noun)
  • Aid or assistance (noun)

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Use "supply" in a sentence
  • "High Oil price - every price high - cost high - earning low - Report Abuse The term "supply increase" is a poorly chosen term."
  • "The claim that there “can” be a decrease in supply is also weak."
  • "In India, the demand over the next 10 years will increase by about 40 percent, whereas the increase in supply from the maturing oil fields is expected to be about 12 percent, said Sing."